Sanchez double sets Arsenal up for Europe

8:38 AM   ​Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal all but secured a top four finish in the Premier League for the 18th consecutive season.

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Victory, City to rumble in biggest derby yet

Tempers flare in the Melbourne derby. The two teams will face off this Friday night in a semi-final.

Michael Lynch 12:08 PM   Melbourne Victory, the champions, taking on upstart rivals Melbourne City. For the FFA, it's almost as good as a grand final.

FFA rules out promotion and relegation

FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi 1:11 AM   Any possibility of the A-League moving to a promotion and relegation system in the future has effectively been scrapped by Football Federation Australia.

Melbourne derby semi-final set to sell out

More than 45,000 are expected to attend Friday night's match.

10:29 PM   A-League boss Damien de Bohun says ticket sales for the A-League Melbourne derby semi-final will top 20,000 by the end of the day on Monday.

Kisnorbo rallies troops to steal Victory march

Winners are grinners: City captain Patrick Kisnorbo (left) with teammate Aaron Mooy.

Michael Lynch 8:28 AM   Melbourne City skipper Patrick Kisnorbo put in an enormous shift in Wellington on Sunday, putting his body on the line to guide his side to a place in the A-League semi-finals.

Jaliens relishing semi-final against Victory

Melbourne City's Kew Jaliens, A-League chief Damien De Bohun, and Melbourne Victory's Guilherme Finkler pose with the A-League championship trophy during a media conference on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 5:37 PM   Three months after being frozen out at Newcastle, Dutch veteran Kew Jaliens is poised to play in his biggest match in a decade.

Chelsea win Premier League title

Match winner: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates scoring against Palace.

Chelsea have won the English Premier league with a 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Mourinho already looking ahead to next season

Looking good: Jose Mourinho during the match against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Martyn Herman 12:12 AM   Before the last strands of blue ticker tape were being swept from the Stamford Bridge pitch on Sunday, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would have cast his mind forward to the task of retaining the Premier League title.

Roma back to second, Napoli thrash Milan

Roma's Alessandro Florenzi celebrates his goal.

9:12 AM   Alessandro Florenzi ran more than half the length of the field to score and cap a 2-0 win for AS Roma over Genoa.

Prince makes new call to oust Blatter

Prince Ali bin al Hussein.

FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al Hussein has made a new call for Sepp Blatter, the head of soccer's governing body, to be kicked out of office.

Aussies beat NZ 3-2 in U20 soccer

Australia's Liam Youlley  makes a break during the match against New Zealand.

New Zealand have conceded two quick second-half goals to lose 3-2 to Australia in the opening match of a Five Nations under-20 men's soccer series in Auckland.

Delpierre could be the key to Victory's finals challenge

With Matthieu Delpierre in the side, Victory's defence is calmer, better organised and looks tighter and better structured.

Michael Lynch   Much of Melbourne Victory's attention in the second half of the season went into re-signing star wide player Fahid Ben Khalfallah, but could Matthieu Delpierre have the biggest impact in the club's finals campaign?

Man-on-the-spot Kennedy says win was City's best of the season

Erik Paartalu, Aaron Mooy, Paulo Retre and Robert Koren congratulate teammate Josh Kennedy after he scored.

Michael Lynch   Josh Kennedy, after a couple of early sighters, was the man who made the crucial difference for Melbourne City in its shock elimination of Wellington Phoenix.

Pressure all on Victory, says van 't Schip

Josh Kennedy, of Melbourne City,  celebrates his goal during the A-League elimination match between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip goes into Friday's blockbuster A-League game with Melbourne Victory knowing that there is a Grand Final berth on the line - and with little expectations on his side.

Live: Wellington v Melbourne City

Josh Kennedy of Melbourne City reacts after fouling Ben Sigmund.

Daniel Cherny   Live coverage of the A-League elimination final between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City.

English game abandoned after fans storm pitch

Fan footage of the incident posted on Twitter.

With the scores locked at 0-0 shortly after halftime, hundreds of fans entered the pitch forcing the referee to take the players off and, after an hour's delay, the match was abandoned.

Time for marquee man Koren to show City the way

Robert Koren.

Michael Lynch   Finals football, with its increased pressure and greater intensity, is different.


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